Current Affairs, 13-07-2020, Public Safety Act
Separatist leader held in Kashmir
Separatist Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and a leader of the banned Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) leader were arrested in Kashmir on Sunday morning. Mr. Sehrai has been booked under the Public Safety Act.
ll Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), or Tehreek e Hurriyat (Urdu: تحریک حریت), is an alliance of 26 political, social and religious organizations formed on 9 March 1993, as a united political front to raise the cause of Kashmiri separatism in the Kashmir conflict. he alliance has historically been viewed positively by Pakistan as it contests the claim of the Indian government over the State of Jammu and Kashmir
PUBLIC SAFETY ACT:
the law was introduced by Sheikh Abdullah (Farooq Abdullah’s father) in 1978. But it’s purpose was different. It was brought in to prevent timber smuggling, and keep the smugglers in prison. This is a preventive detention law that allows the State government to detain a person up to two years without a trial.
It is similar to the National Security Act, but this was enacted two years before the NSA came into being.